It doesn't look like Whalen is going to be ready for Week 1 against the Rams. Gehlken added Whalen could be a candidate for injury settlement. The Raiders just traded Ryan Switzer to the Steelers and Whalen was among those battling for the slot receiver job.
Harris has a fractured foot. Pretty much buried on the depth chart, it's only fantasy noteworthy because of all the Giant injuries at the position. The team likely will be without Beckham, Marshall and Shepard heading into Week 6 leaving Lewis and King as the team's top-two the way it stands today.
The Giants are down a couple of wide receivers in the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Chargers.
Sterling Shepard left with a left ankle injury and Brandon Marshall followed with a left ankle injury of his own a couple of plays later. Marshall has been taken back to the locker room on a cart while Shepard remains on the sideline getting attention from the team’s medical staff.
The Marshall injury appeared to be much more serious, which at some point could give Shepard perhaps a more significant role if Marshall would have to miss time. However, Shepard was been ruled out for the day as well, as was Harris.
“We’ll be fine,” the always-calm Manning said. “We’ve got guys; (it’s a) great opportunity for other guys to step up. We’ll run our offense and go about our business. The guys know what they’re doing, guys know the routes, guys know how to get open, and we’ll go about it and make plays.”
The aforementioned receivers have totaled 97 receptions for 859 yards, and 10 scores, the story said. The article went on to say perhaps the most intriguing receiver in the group is Nicks, the former first-round draft choice who returned to the Giants Nov. 17. He has caught one pass in each of the four games in which he’s played. But without Beckham at his disposal, Manning could look to the player who has caught more of his passes than any other, the story said. It's not the first time we've heard this, as the beat writers mentioned Nicks as a guy who could see a lot more work because Harris is dealing with a shoulder issue.